Some "Positivity" for the Office Furniture Industry...

Posted by Expert Gadget Reviewer on Tuesday, 3 November 2009

A recent survey from office furniture analyst Michael Dunlap indicates that the fortunes of the office furniture industry might finally be turning positive.

Dunlap's October survey average was 51.45 (with 50 being neutral) - the best reading since July of 2008. In an interview with industry newsletter The Monday Morning Quarterback, Dunlap said, "A few sectors, though improved, are still below 50...More than 42 percent reported they are optimistic about the future. It was only 25 percent in April..."

This technical result ties in nicely with what we have been seeing "on the ground", with consistent increases in floor traffic and sales activity from our retail (small business) showroom, as well as increased project activity from our contract (corporate accounts) division.